Leadership

Autonomous Control Systems - Jason Speyer, Ph.D.

38-137O Engr IV
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Email: speyer@seas.ucla.edu

Website: http://www.seas.ucla.edu/~speyer/index.htm

 

Dr. Speyer performs research on stochastic and deterministic optimal control and estimation with application to aerospace systems; guidance, flight control, and flight mechanics. Some of his projects include fault detection and identification for ground vehicles, autonomous formation flight, and management of air vehicles systems. 


Selected Publications

  • Idan, M., and Speyer, J.L., “Cauchy Estimation for Linear Scalar Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 1-14 (June 2010)
  • Emadzadeh, A. A. and Speyer, J. L., “On Modeling and Pulse Phase Estimation of X-ray Pulsars”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 58(9):4496 – 4506 (September 2010)
  • Or, A. C. and Speyer, J. L., “Empirical Pseudo-Balanced Model Reduction and Feedback Control of Weakly Nonlinear Convection Patterns”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 662:36 – 65 (November 2010)
  • Emadzadeh, A. A. and Speyer, J. L., “X-ray Pulsar Based Relative Navigation Using Epoch Folding”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 47(4):2317 – 2328 (October 2011)
  • Emadzadeh, A. A. and Speyer, J. L., “Relative Navigation Between Two Spacecraft Using X-ray Pulsars”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19(5):1021 – 1035 (September 2011)
  • Hwang, S. S. and Speyer, J. L., “Particle Filters with Adaptive Resampling Technique Applied to Relative Positioning using GPS Carrier-Phase Measurements”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19(6):1384 – 1396 (November 2011)
  • Michelin, A., Idan, M. and Speyer, J. L., “Merging of Air Traffic Flows”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 34(1):13 – 28 (January 2011)
  • Arthur C. Or, A. C., Speyer, J. L. and Kim, J., “Reduced Balancing Transformations for Large Non-Normal State-Space Systems”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 35(1):129 – 137 (January 2012)
  • Choukroun, D. and Speyer, J. L., “Mode Estimation via Conditionally-Linear Filtering: Application to Gyro Failure Monitoring”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 35(2):1 – 13 (March 2012)
  • Idan, M., and Speyer, J.L., “State Estimation for Linear Scalar Dynamic Systems with Additive Cauchy Noises:
  • Characteristic Function Approach”, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 1971–1994.


Honors and Awards

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Life Fellow, IEEE
  • Fellow, AIAA
  • Mechanics and Control of Flight Award, AIAA 1985
  • Dryden Lectureship in Research, 1995 AIAA
  • Third Millennium Medal, 2000 IEEE
  • Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, 1991 and 2001 USAF
  • NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award to UCLA Autonomous
  • Vehicle System Instrumentation Laboratory, 2002
  • Ronald and Valerie Sugar Chair in Engineering, 2013
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, the highest honor of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award, AIAA 2014
  • 2016 Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award